Serotonin Syndrome after Sertraline Overdose in a Child: A Case Report

  title={Serotonin Syndrome after Sertraline Overdose in a Child: A Case Report},
  author={Joana Grenha and Ana Miriam Garrido and Hern{\^a}ni Fernando Costa Brito and Maria Jos{\'e} Oliveira and F{\'a}tima Santos},
  booktitle={Case reports in pediatrics},
Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening drug effect. It may be misdiagnosed because it has mostly been reported in adults. Case Report. An 8-year-old girl with behavioral problems and medicated with risperidone and sertraline was admitted in the emergency department after she had taken voluntarily 1500 mg of sertraline (50 mg/kg). At admission, she had marked agitation, visual hallucinations, diaphoresis, flushing, and tremor. She had fever and periods of hypertension. She also… CONTINUE READING


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